Latest News in Commercial Glass

  • Annual installations of Building Integrated Photovoltaics are anticipated to reach 1,152.3MW by the end of 2019, up from 343.1MW in 2012, according to a recent report from Transparency Market Research. The BIPV industry is expected to register a CAGR of 18.7 percent between 2013 and 2019, according to the report, “Building Integrated Photovoltaics Market: Global Industry Analysis, Size, Share,...
  • Construction firms added jobs in 43 states and the District of Columbia between January 2014 and January 2015, while construction employment increased in 31 between December and January, according to an analysis of Labor Department data by the Associated General Contractors of America. Association officials noted that further construction gains could be undermined if Congress and the...
  • The American Architectural Manufacturers Association updated and released two documents specific to architectural aluminum: the combined AAMA 609 & 610-15, “Cleaning and Maintenance Guide for Architecturally Finished Aluminum” and CW-10-15, "Care and Handling of Architectural Aluminum from Shop to Site."Architecturally finished aluminum is considered any that has been treated with anodic or...
  • At a seasonally adjusted annual rate of $724.3 billion, new construction starts in February advanced 16 percent compared to the previous month, according to Dodge Data & Analytics. For the first two months of 2015, total construction starts on an unadjusted basis were up 34 percent from the same period a year ago.
  • Salem Flat Glass & Mirror will open a new distribution facility in the greater Toronto area in May 2015. This location will first serve Eastern Canada, with the goal to serve all of Canada in the future. The Concord, Ontario, location will stock thousands of fabrication supplies, material handling products, machines and parts, with space to grow as customer needs change, Salem officials...
  • Clearview Industries is now an Approved Azo-Brader Applicator, working with Azon to follow processing guidelines for producing structural thermal barriers with a mechanical lock as applied in the Clearview patio door systems, according to an Azon release.Qualifying as an approved applicator requires ongoing confirmation testing from Azon to ensure proper application of the thermal barrier...
  • Pleotint LLC welcomed Joshua Perilstein as regional sales manager. In his new position, Perilstein will lead sales efforts in the Southwest, covering Arizona, Colorado, New Mexico and Utah. “I’m excited to be part of such an innovative company with a world-class product,” Perilstein said. “The dynamic glass industry is growing and setting the tone for the future of energy-efficient glazing in...
  • Saand Inc. appointed M.B. & Associates LLC, under the leadership of Margaret Brune, as its manufacturer's representative for the Michigan market. "Under the leadership of Margaret Brune and her 25 plus years of glass experience and expertise, our Michigan client base will be well-served for all of their glass-related requirements," says Mike Sartain, regional sales manager for Saand Inc. "Our...
  • PPG Industries posted a new 6-minute instructional video that discusses factors to consider when building with large panels of insulating glass to the PPG Glass Education Center. Large insulated glass units make economical, dramatic-looking buildings possible, but in the video PPG suggests keeping some factors in mind as they are being specified to ensure a successful and safe project. The video...
  • The 2015 Glazing Executives Forum will center on the state of the architectural glass and metals industry, addressing the overall economic climate, labor and supply challenges, project management and succession planning for contract glazing companies, and more.“The goal of this year’s event is to provide attendees with strategies to successfully navigate today’s industry, which is rapidly...
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  • Last week, officials from Ontario, Canada-based State Window Corp. announced the launch of Integro Building Systems, a significant new entry in the North American curtain wall construction sector, according to a May 5 company release.A company incorporated in Canada, Integro is a partnership among State and a number of notable construction industry leaders. Integro will design, manufacture, and...
  • Officials from Eastman Chemical Co. announced its subsidiary Southwall Insulating Glass will exit the insulating glass business in Chicago later this year. The site primarily produces Heat Mirror Insulating Glass, which provides performance beyond triple-pane IG, but with the same weight as dual-pane IG, according to officials. Company officials said the business is expected to close "in the...
  • The 2015 Glazing Executives Forum will center on the state of the architectural glass and metals industry, addressing the overall economic climate, labor and supply challenges, project management and succession planning for contract glazing companies, and more.“The goal of this year’s event is to provide attendees with strategies to successfully navigate today’s industry, which is rapidly...